Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nikki's Dandelion


Dandelion Wine


Yellow cotton fabric, yarns, glass and seed beads, brads, artificial flowers, raffia, wire, embroidery floss, metallic thread, ribbon, buttons
I took the color yellow and started exploring every kind of embellishment idea I could discover. First I raided my stash at home and then hit every department at JoAnn's. I began by needle felting six different yarns onto a base fabric. I then used embroidery floss to stitch X's and french knots. I next added the beads, brads, buttons and fake flowers. I then sewed on puffs of several other yarns, bits of ribbon and yellow raffia. I then quilted this onto a backing fabric with gold embroidery floss and bound the edges with several yarns. The last touch was the wire swirls and springs. Who said less is more!

15 comments:

Gerrie said...

Nikki: You are the embellishment queen. I love how you have that darker bit of gold yellow runnign diagonally through the center.

Karen said...

Nikki, this is pure eye candy. Very creative.

Diane said...

Nikki, this is so wonderful! I wish I could see it in person -- but clicking to get a close up provides GREAT detail. I love how you gathered up all these great elements and used them with such riotous abandon!

StegArt said...

Absolutely awesome Nikki. I agree with Karen...eye candy it is. What fun!

Deborah said...

Yowza! I love those little dotted ribbon knots. Amazing. I can totally imagine a field overrun with dandelions looking just like this.

tangledthread said...

These are beautiful. Ohmygosh! What eye candy!

Françoise said...

It's wonderful! I would love to be able to touch it!

Helen Conway said...

Delectably lush!

And another needlefelter - got to get me one of those!

Kristin L said...

More is definitely more here!! This positively effervesces!

kirsty said...

This makes me just want to ROLL IN IT! Absolutely sumptuous and just plain scrummy.

Nikki said...

I don't know if I would roll in it. The raffia and wire are a little pokey. I did have problems with my cat lying on it though.

Brenda said...

Such a glorious profusion and celebration of YELLOW!

sparkle jars said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Judy said...

What a wonderful piece! It was fun to explore "up close and personal". It looks like you had a great time creating it...which makes it even more fun for the viewers.

Gunnels blog said...

this piece is wonderful!